Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, June 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Lost in Las Vegas Airport? It's Your Lucky Day
Passenger-service agents help travelers.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:
2) American Airlines Sees Paperless Cockpits with iPad
Link to article on MarketWatch:
Link to news release from the Allied Pilots Association:
3) Galaxy Tabs and iPads Won't Destroy Case for Embedded In-flight Entertainment, Say Stalwarts
Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:
4) Should You Pay for Wi-Fi? Airports Explore Tiered Service
Link to column in USA Today:
5) FAA's Approach to SWIM has Led to Cost and Schedule Uncertainty and No Clear Path for Achieving NextGen Goals
Link to report from the US DOT Office of the Inspector General:
GPS / NAVIGATION
6) GPS Industry Slams FCC for Extending LightSquared Deadline
Link to article in PC Magazine:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
7) Portland, Maine Unveils Website Aimed at Managing Transportation Demand
Link to story and audio on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:
Link to TDM2go: http://www.tdm2go.info/
8) Road Safety Campaign to be Rolled Out in North Dakota Oil Patch
Link to article in The Bismarck Tribune:
9) Washington State DOT Communications Consultant Makes Millions More than First Reported
Link to story and video on KING-TV:
10) Iraqi Telecommunications Company Launches Traffic Awareness Campaign
In collaboration with Sulaimaniyah Traffic Department, Asiacell will send out three million SMS messages offering advice on coping with traffic and accidents.
Link to article on AMEinfo.com:
11) West Virginia-Ohio Bridge to be Fitted with Weight Sensors
Link to article in The Intelligencer:
12) Oregon Legislature Narrowly Passes Bill to Allow Digital Billboards Along State Roadways
Link to article in The Oregonian:
13) Yellow Left-Turn Signals Get Their Chance to Shine
Link to article in USA Today:
14) Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Barring Politicians from Putting Their Names on Highway Signs
Link to AP article:
SAFETY / SECURITY
15) US Drivers Need Better Information on Recalls, GAO Says
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:
16) Nissan Leaf Telematics May Leak Driver Data to Third Parties
Link to article in The New York Times:
17) Are Auto Telematics the New iPhone?
Link to blog on Matter Network:
18) MBTA Rejects Ad Critical of Massachusetts Senator
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release from 350.org:
19) Advertisers Turning Transit Stations Into Giant Billboards
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
20) What Will Happen to OneBusAway, App Which Allows Tracking of Seattle-Area Buses?
Link to blog on seattlepi.com:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
21) Advancing Regional Transportation Operations: A National Workshop
Link to report on December 2008 event from the Transportation Research Board:
22) Fleets Increasing Their Spending on Truck Technology
Link to article in Today's Trucking:
Floridians for Better Transportation Summit – July 13-15 – St. Petersburg, Florida
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** IBM was created as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company through the merger of three companies.
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